Montessori for the Preschool and Elementary Student
Alexandria is comprised of three classroom environments, pre-primary for 3-6 year olds, lower elementary for 6-9 year olds, and an upper elementary for 9-12 year olds. Students remain in each environment for up to three years depending on their age and skill level at entry. Three-year age spans in a classroom is typical of Montessori schools and offers many advantages. Multi-age groupings allow the younger child to benefit from the knowledge and behavior of the older child. Older students benefit as well by developing leadership skills and serving as academic mentors. The older student reinforces their knowledge by assisting the younger student when needed.